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Cream Cheese Lovers - This Is For You by Christine Steendahl

Uses for Cream Cheese

Cream cheese is a form of fresh, un-aged cheese that comes from the milk of a cow. This particular cheese was created in the United States in the late 1800ís and is extremely popular today, adding texture, delicious taste and richness to all kinds of recipes. There are several uses for this delicious cheese; following are some of the most popular.

Bread Topper

Obviously, cream cheese is known as being one of the most widely used spreads to put on a bagel, toast, roll, crackers ,and more. Cream cheese is the perfect texture and is usually nice and thick, making any bread most delicious.

Cheesecake

If you crave cheesecake, it is probably because itís main ingredient; cream cheese. Cream cheese is known for being extremely thick and rich and adds a wonderful taste to this favorite ending to any meal.

Cream Cheese Dips

If you are looking to create the perfect holiday appetizer or party dip, donít forget the cream cheese. Cream cheese is very delicious and goes extremely well with crackers, vegetables, and practically anything else you can bring to mind. It can be added with other ingredients to make a tasty fruit dip. Cream cheese also makes a wonderful topping for veggie pizzas.

Cheeseballs

A standard of practically all parties when are parents were young, the cheeseball is actually time less. It is great for any occasion. And it is so easy to put together. Simply take softened cream cheese and add in a cheese of your choice such as cheddar or pepperjack, mold into a log, then roll in finely crushed cracker crumbs. Chill for a few hours and serve with chips or veggies.

Cream Cheese Icing

Cream Cheese is a great idea for frosting, instead of going with sweet, opt for the luxurious flavor and feel of cream cheese.

Pastries

Cream cheese is a favorite filling in various pastries such as strudels and is added to a variety of pastry crusts.

Hot Cheese Melts

Cream cheese is also an excellent accompaniment to crab melts and other hot cheese fondues. You can add it to many tasty ingredients such as salsa, cheese, chili, and more

If you like the flavor of cream cheese, but strive to lower your fat intake, you should be aware that there are numerous lowered fat cream cheeses available and even a few non- fat cream cheese at your supermarket. Additionally, if you enjoy the taste of cream cheese, you might want to try the French version of cream cheese- Neufchatel. This cheese is very similar to cream cheese, but it has ripened and is often less thick due to no emulsifiers added.

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